Updated: Summer School Student Robbed at Knifepoint on UC Berkeley Campus

By Dan McMenamin (BCN)
Wednesday July 07, 2010 - 02:22:00 PM

A 23-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint on the University of California at Berkeley campus this weekend, according to police. 

The robbery was reported at 3:01 p.m. Sunday by the victim, who said she had been robbed about 10 minutes earlier while she walked on a service road between Minor Hall and the Women's Faculty Club on the east side of campus, police said.  

The woman, a student taking summer school classes at the university, said she was listening to her iPod when two men approached her. They demanded her property, and one of the suspects held a knife to her stomach.  

The woman gave the suspects her iPod, as well as her phone and wallet. The men then fled north toward the Women's Faculty Club, according to police. 

The victim was uninjured in the robbery. Police responded and searched the area, but the suspects were not found. 

Both are described as white men in their mid 20s. One is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall and 175 pounds, with a thin build and light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, and had pierced ears. 

The other suspect is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds with a thin to medium build and brown hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt. 

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the UC Berkeley Police Department's criminal investigations bureau at (510) 642-0472 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and (510) 642-6760 at all other times.